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The Renewable Energies Act (EEG)

The Renewable Energies Act (EEG) promotes the development of energy generated from renewable resources. The proportion of renewable energies in the electricity supply is to be increased to at least 40 percent by 2025. A multistage system distributes both the EEG electricity and the surcharge for the subsidy costs from EEG generators equally among all energy users via the system operators.

For further details please consult the original wording of the law.

EEG balancing group

EEG balancing group

As the access responsible party for the RES installations marketed by 50Hertz, we manage our EEG balancing group on the day-ahead and the intraday market 24 hours a day, all year round.
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Disclosure of EEG data

Disclosure of EEG data

As the access responsible party for the RES installations marketed by 50Hertz, we manage our EEG balancing group on the day-ahead and the intraday market 24 hours a day, all year round.

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Renewables surcharge

The EEG apportionment for 2017 is 6.880 cents/kWh. It is payable from 1st January 2017 for each kilowatt-hour purchased by the end consumers.

EEG management

Please find all relevant documents regarding the management of renewable energy sources on the following page.

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EEG - The German Renewable Energy Act

The Act for the Development of Renewable Energy, in short the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), has regulated the privileged feed-in of electricity from renewable sources into the German power grid since 1 April 2000. Over the past years, it has been revised multiple times. Its current version has been in effect since January 2017 and attaches particular importance to the planned development of renewables in sync with the grid expansion, as well as to their improved market integration. With the EEG, the legislator seeks to enable the sustainable evolution of the energy supply and lower its economic cost. The use of fossil energy resources should also be cut back and technologies for the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources should be promoted. The objective of the act is to make it possible for Germany to cover at least 80 per cent of its electricity demand from renewable sources.

Legal text in its latest version (German)